After watching the Blind Date clip of Melvin Anthony from the other thread, I took a look at some of the related clips. I stumbled on this one and found it pretty interesting. Dexter Jackson as a amateur in 1992. In the context of what he looks like now, he looks anorexic. Still impressive, though. I'm guessing he was still natural at this point:
We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesn’t realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.
Parables and Portraits, Stephen Mitchell
I ADORE Dexter!
He's so little in that video! How cute.
WILL SQUAT FOR FOOD.
"It's not Science - it's RESULTS" - Built
235 Dead Lift........Height: 5'7"
125 Bench............Weight: 148 lbs
200 Squat............Age: 33 yrs. old.
560 Total.............Gunning for 700 this year (while on a cut-and NOT using RESULTS)
He still looks fantastic there, although I doubt he is natty.
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
Wow that does look almost freaky after you're used to him being twice that size.
Best lifts: 600/470/660, Raw w/ Wraps
I hope to only have such a nice physique.
249lbs cutting to 220lbs
In my top 3 of best bodybuilders of all time. About half the size he is today and still looks awesome.
Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185
Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045
People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate
The never-ending pursuit of becoming Strong(er) - My Westside journal
He still does that same routine.
And man he had alot of potential for sure, in 1992 the pro scene was hard, all the greats were at their peak.
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looks great there, but tiny! haha how much does he weigh there?
gym lifts: squat: 341lbs, deadlift: 374lbs, bench: 275lbs
My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=85034
"F—k you and the Prowler you rode in on"
That's my ideal size..I'll never bee that lean, but if i could be about that size at 9-12%..pefectamundo. lol
Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in
His superior genetics show through even while much lighter
quad/ham separation is lights-out impressive, in particular